Berryville VA -- Attend The Gathering of Authors and meet author Philip Burnham as he presents his new Native American biography, "Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn."
Philip will present his book during a special Book Forum at The Gathering on Saturday, Oct. 31. Stay tuned to www.HarvestGathering.org for specific times and other author listings.
The event also features author Dennis Banks co-founder of the American Indian Movement, traditional Native American Harvest Dance, Virginia Gourd Festival, Kidz Harvest Fest and much more.
The Gathering is being held Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds located at 890 West Main Street in Berryville Va. 22611.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Philip Burnham is a Term Assistant Professor with the Department of English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Beard was not only a witness to two major battles against the Lakota; he also traveled with William “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s Wild West show, worked as a Hollywood Indian, and witnessed the grand transformation of the Black Hills into a tourism mecca. Beard spent most of his later life fighting to reclaim his homeland and acting as “old Dewey Beard,” a living relic of the “old West” for the tourists.
Book Donations Accepted: Authors interested in donating books to the auction or giveaways, please mail books to:
The Gathering of Authors
The Sanctuary on the Trail™ is hosting a Book Forum during The Gathering on Sat. Oct. 31 and Sun. Nov. 1. This is the first year for this Gathering of Authors. The Book Forum features writers who play an integral role in agriculture, gourd art, farming, Native American culture/humanities, sustainable living, nature, plants, diversity, and much more.
Authors from across the region will rotate every hour or two selling and signing their works as well as carrying on dialogues with attendees about their books.
The Gathering is an opportunity to meet authors in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.
Authors interested in being part of this historic events and allowing attendees to peruse your newest releases, please contact Rene’ at the Sanctuary on the Trail™ email info4TheGathering@gmail.com. Booth space if free. Tables and sound system if provided. Authors retain all sales of their merchandise for this educational celebration of agri-culture.
The Gathering is open to the public Admission is $5. Ages 4 and under are free. The event features a Harvest Dance and Virginia Gourd Festival a well as Trading Post Vendors and Living History Exhibitors at the Clarke County Fairgrounds 890 West Main Street Berryville, VA 22611.
Authors interested in donating books to the auction or giveaways, please mail books to Sanctuary on the Trail PO Box 123 Bluemont VA 20135.